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I need help with a Quckie question

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I am building a 40% scale Quickie for radio control, and need some help with a few details. I have the drawing s and many pictures available from the "Quickie Builders" web site. I am particularly interested in Tom Solan's "Super Quickie". I would like to get some better pics of toms aircraft for my scale documentation and to help with building, obviously.

My pirated drawings don't contain any canard profiles although I am using a modified GU255118, I don't have the software to run the Polars on my modified foil, but it will prolly suffice for my needs.

The drawings don't give the FS-x.xx numbers for the prop-flange and there are no details on the shape and size of the instrument panel and no dimensions for the cowl from the firewall to the canopy area. Another short coming of the drawings is a lack of dimensions, specifically diameter and length of the "Tail Spring". Finally, does anyone know what diameter the main and tailwheels are?

I posted a thread in the "Coffee House" section to get ahold of Tom and I am attempting to contact him now, hopefully I will be able to get what I need as far as the Super Quickie is concerned. Some of you may be able to help with some of the more basic needs for now.

 

Any help would be Great.

 

Peace, Wolf Dilworth

Austin, Texas

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If you are still interested, try these plans:

 

http://quickiebuilders.org/QBA05/qba_021.htm

 

Building a model from them should be ok - they do include instrument panel drawings plus the building 'handbook' which includes a lot of dimensions.

 

As for the 'Super Quickie' it's a bit of a concern that people would try to build a full-size homebuilt form these drawings, but for a model they should be ok:

 

http://quickiesource.com/


Man is not as good as a black box for certain specific things however he is more flexible and reliable. He is easily maintained and can be manufactured by relatively unskilled labour.

 

— Wing Commander H. P. Ruffell Smith, RAF, 1949.

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Hey Brineshark

 

Yeah I have seen those plans, infact I am using the Rutan set for my model, which is on hold for the time being. The Super Quickie I am refering to is the one Tom Solan built, google it, he has cowl cheeks on his version, very racey. :o)

 

Peace, Wolf

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Very nice - looks more like the Q2 with the cowl cheeks. The colour scheme should add some interest - all white models can disappear pretty quick on a cloudy day!

 

With homebulits though, a lot of the scale detail will be totaly different on each machine. Did you manage to contact Tom? I'm keen to hear an experienced pilot talk about flying the Q1.


Man is not as good as a black box for certain specific things however he is more flexible and reliable. He is easily maintained and can be manufactured by relatively unskilled labour.

 

— Wing Commander H. P. Ruffell Smith, RAF, 1949.

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Very nice - looks more like the Q2 with the cowl cheeks. The colour scheme should add some interest - all white models can disappear pretty quick on a cloudy day!

 

With homebuilts though, a lot of the scale detail will be totaly different on each machine. Did you manage to contact Tom? I'm keen to hear an experienced pilot talk about flying the Q1.


Man is not as good as a black box for certain specific things however he is more flexible and reliable. He is easily maintained and can be manufactured by relatively unskilled labour.

 

— Wing Commander H. P. Ruffell Smith, RAF, 1949.

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Yes I was able to contact Mr. Solan and he was nice enough to provide some more shots of the "Super", as it turned out he was planning to winterize it the following weekend so my timing was perfect. I never quized him on the flying qualities of the "Super". He is an airline pilot that flies overseas often.

Tom Solan is now working on a 80% V8 powered Reiche Storche, WWII reconnaissance plane. He has a very nice facility, large and very clean. To document his new project, he was able to make several trips to a museum/repair facility in Europe to photo document "every inch" of a real Storche.

 

Peace, Wolf:envy:

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